Join us this summer for an outdoor adventure steeped in the natural world, rooted in a strong sense of community, and infused with a wild sense of play. If you like our school programs, you'll love our summer programs.
Financial aid is available. Click here to download our application. Deadline to apply is May 15.
Being Amimals for 4-7 year old camp is located at Glen Urquhart School.
The Survival Rockport Camp for 8-12 year olds is located in the Gott Lane woods in Rockport, and meets at the Rockport elementary school.
When you participate in a Kestrel Summer Adventure, here is what you can expect:
Education Our instructors are well-trained, practiced, professional educators, which means we never rely on canned or scripted summer activities. We think - and research shows - authentic learning occurs when children are encouraged to learn by doing. We create real and lasting growth through a focus on sensory awareness, imagination and systems thinking.
Adventure The hallmark of a great adventure is that you have no idea what is going to happen next. With Kestrel your child becomes the central character in an unfolding story. Though we take great pride in thoroughly preparing for each program, we never plan the outcome, which we believe should happen naturally and spontaneously, drawing on the unique qualities of the landscape, and the particular interests, questions, and experiences of the children who participate. On a summer adventure, you learn to expect the unexpected.
Play Playfulness is the fullest expression of our natural drive to explore, engage and connect with the world. When children freely engage in play, they learn new things, develop key social and emotional skills, feel part of a community and take on new challenges. Engaged in transformative play, children build healing relationships with the key people in their lives. No Kestrel program is complete without joy and laughter.
Community At Kestrel we make room for all kinds of learners and all kinds of personalities because we believe every child has something to contribute and every child has a role to play. Participants may arrive as a collection of individuals, but they leave as a community of friends.